The Perennial Year of the Linux Desktop

February 21, 2010 by · 8 Comments
Filed under: linux, opinion, Ubuntu 

It's become a tradition (and a bit of a running joke) for bloggers and tech pundits to declare that this year (whatever year you're in) will be The Year of the Linux Desktop. So in following with that tradition, I'm here to declare that 2010 will be The Year of the Linux Desktop, but not in the sense that many other bloggers have stated. You see, every year is The Year of the Linux Desktop. Read more

How To List The Installed Packages on a Debian Based System

December 29, 2009 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: command line, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

In this tutorial I'm going to show how to list the installed packages on a Debian based operating system, (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Sidux, CrunchBang, etc.) I got this gem of a command line one-liner from the Sidux website.

This command is useful if you want to replicate a GNU/Linux installation from one computer to another.

For those who are impatient, I'll cut right to the chase. This command will create a file in your home directory called installed.txt that contains the listing of your installed packages. Open a terminal and enter: Read more